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The Best Community Service Scholarships in 2022

Reward yourself for helping others!

Shawna Newman

March 31, 2022

We’re highlighting just a few of the top community service scholarships available this year.
The Best Community Service Scholarships in 2022
Community service scholarships reward you for helping others. It's a nice way of doing well by doing good. Students involved in volunteer programs should ask whether there are any financial aid awards available where they perform their community service. It is common for hospitals, veterans' groups, religious groups, historical societies, and other organizations to provide scholarships for volunteers that attend college. Volunteer opportunities can also help you pay for college. If your kindness helps you to minimize student loan debt, you should jump at the opportunity!

Becca’s Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship

The Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship is available to college - bound high school seniors. You must have demonstrated outstanding community service during high school and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be considered for this award. Deadline: 3/31/22
Award Amount: $2,500

Bonner Scholars Program

The Bonner Scholars Program is open to entering freshmen at participating colleges. You must demonstrate high financial need and have an interest in community service and social justice issues to be eligible for this award. Deadline: 3/31/22
Award Amount: $2,500

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is available to students between the ages of eight and 18 who have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share. Deadline: 4/15/22
Award Amount: $10,000

Exceptional Youth Scholarship

The Exceptional Youth Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have participated in some form of community service, volunteerism, or mentorship activities. Deadline: 4/15/22
Award Amount: $10,000

Hearts for Community Service Scholarship

The Hearts for Community Service Scholarship is available to students residing in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. You must be involved in your local community through volunteerism and have a minimum 2.75 GPA to be eligible for this award. Deadline: 7/31/22
Award Amount: $5,000

City Year – Volunteer for America

City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is a national service organization that brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding eleven months of full - time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. In 29 locations across the United States, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to address our country's most critical needs. City Year corps members engage others in service and make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of children and youth. Deadline: 12/17/22
Award Amount: Varies

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship

The Leaders Save Lives Scholarship is available to high school and college students. You must host an American Red Cross blood drive while school is out of session and collect a minimum of 25 pints of blood to be eligible for this award. Deadline: 1/15/23
Award Amount: $2,500

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is available to students who successfully complete their AmeriCorps term of service and enroll in the National Service Trust. This award can be used to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $6,495 Be sure to create your free Fastweb profile to gain full scholarship database access, and to get a complete list of community service scholarships.

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